This inspection sheet should be completed at home by the entire family. Inspect each area of your home to make sure no fire hazards exist.
We have ___ smoke alarms in our home.
The last time we replaced the battery in our smoke alarm was __/__/__. It must be replaced once a year.
We test our smoke alarms monthly.
We never use the batteries in the smoke alarms for toys or anything else.
We have a home escape plan. Our plan includes two ways out of every room.
Our family has a special place to meet outside if there is a fire.
Our family practices our escape plan __ times a year.
All electrical cords in my home are in good condition. All frayed or damaged wires are replaced.
There are no electrical cords underneath carpets, rugs or furniture.
There is no more than one electrical item for each outlet.
All fuses being used are the proper rating.
Space heaters in our home are kept at least three feet away from the wall and other items, such as drapes, furniture and papers that might catch fire. Garbage, such as old newspapers or boxes, is not placed near heat-producing equipment such as furnaces.
Children and flammable items (such as potholders, curtains and towels) are kept away from the stove.
All room exits are clear including windows.
Whenever there is an open flame in our house, it is well guarded. The fireplace has a screen, the candles have sturdy holders, and the matches and lighters are kept away from small children.
All gasoline and flammable liquids are kept away from heat sources and flames.
We make sure the temperature setting on our hot water heater is 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below to avoid burns.
We bought and learned how to use a fire extinguisher.
Fireplaces in the home are inspected annually and cleaned by a professional. Each fireplace has a metal fire screen or heat tempered glass doors.